The Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning. In her book Teaching to Diversity, Dr. Jennifer Katz synthesizes the research, and 16 years experience of teaching in inclusive classrooms and schools, to provide answers to several questions: How do I make inclusion work for ALL students? What are the foundational best practices of a truly inclusive learning community? How does one create such a community? The author pulls together, in an organized way, a three-block model of universal design for learning (UDL) and suggests a step-by-step approach for implementing it. This framework includes: Block One, Social and Emotional Learning; Block Two, Inclusive Instructional Practice; Block Three, Systems and Structures. The three-block model of UDL can empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to teach diverse learners in the same classroomâ€”including those who have previously been excluded.
Category:Education/Classroom Subcategory:Kindergarten - Gr. 7 Series:Life Skills/Social Skills Author:Katz, Jennifer